Satellite  |  2023-03-13

NIGCOMSAT to provide broadband services to Hydropolis FTZ

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

The Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) has partnered with Hydropolis Free Trade Zone, a subsidiary of Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited, to deploy broadband services to the zone in Niger State.

In a statement, the General Manager of Corporate Affairs and Special Project, NIGCOMSAT, Dr Adamu Idris said the Free Trade Zone sits on over 2000 hectares of land, located at Amfani, in New Bussa Local Government Area of Niger State, near the Kainji Dam in North – Central Nigeria.

It is expected to accommodate a Smart City, Cargo airport, Smart City, University, and Car Race (Formula 1) race track, among other things.

The proposed collaboration with NIGCOMSAT Ltd is for the deployment of full broadband services for the proposed Smart City.

Managing Director of NIGCOMSAT Tukur Mohammed Lawal described the gesture as the ‘Game Changer’ for the agency and expressed readiness to provide the necessary services needed for the Smart City.

Hydropolis has also invited NIGCOMSAT to visit the project site in due course.